How your carpet looks and feels impacts your entire home. Stains and dirt make the entire home feel dirty and unwelcoming, but a carpet that’s fresh and clean makes the property more attractive. Even if your carpeting is having some serious challenges, there are a few things you can do at home to give it a makeover and make it look better.
The importance of regular vacuuming cannot be overstated. Vacuuming pulls out the loose dirt and prevents it from grinding in. Vacuuming frequently allows you to start working on areas of built-up dirt and you’ll even notice stains lightening in color with regular treatment. Vacuuming does more than just making your carpet look nice. Dirt and dust left in the carpet start to wear away at the fibers, but regular cleaning removes these contaminants to prolong the life of your carpeting. It also makes the carpet smell nicer and helps you avoid damage from carpet eating insects by removing the tiny bugs and their larvae.
A Coating of Baking Soda
Baking soda absorbs odors in the kitchen, and it can also absorb odors in your carpet. Sprinkle a thin layer of baking soda over the carpet and allow it to settle in over a few hours. It will absorb greasy, damp stains, and odors. When you vacuum it up several hours later or the next morning, it will take the odors and some stains with it. As you vacuum, go over the carpet slowly and change the direction several times to pull out as much of the powder as possible. The carpet will be left brighter and cleaner, and it will also smell better.
Declutter Before Cleaning
It’s important to remove clutter from the room before you start cleaning. Vacuuming around stacks of newspapers or the kids’ toys simply isn’t as effective as vacuuming a clean rug. Pick up end tables and move them around to thoroughly clean those areas and move the couch a little to get under the edge.
Use the Vacuum Attachments
Very few vacuum cleaners can pull up the dirt and dust that settles in along the baseboards. However, this little perimeter of debris can make the entire room feel like it hasn’t been cleaned. It only takes a few minutes to pull out the hose and go along this edge, and it’ll make a huge difference in how the room looks.
Invest in Preventive Steps
The best way to make your carpet look great is to take preventive measures. Put doormats outside and inside every entrance to your home, and encourage the kids to start wiping their feet. Establish the carpeted areas as shoe-free zones to avoid dragging more dirt onto them. Remind family members to eat and drink in designated areas to avoid unfortunate stains on your carpet.There are several steps you can take to make your carpet look better, and most of these are actually quite easy to keep up with. In addition to regular vacuuming, consider having carpets steam cleaned professionally at least once a year. High Quality Carpet offers affordable steam cleaning services to minimize stains, remove dirt and restore beauty to your carpet. Call us today or visit our website to schedule your services and enjoy beautiful carpets at an affordable price.